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jersey, governor chris christie promised help. >> we are working with fema and we have lots of the oil companies... gulf oil and hess have both said that they will deliver gasoline with the national guard and fema to any gas station that is not giving out gas because they are out of gas. we are on top of the gas situation. >> suarez: frustration was also at a boil on new york city's staten island, where local officials complained they've been largely ignored since monday's storm. >> this is america, not a third world nation. we need food, we need clothing. >> suarez: another fight was brewing over running the new york city marathon sunday morning beginning on staten island. new york city mayor michael bloomberg defended the decision. >> it doesn't use resources that can really make a difference in recovery and that sort of thing. it's a different group of people. we have to work around the clock for people to get through this thing, and i assure you we're doing that. if i thought it took any resources away from that we would, we would not do this. >> bloomberg reversed course and annou
sandy made land fall, it had been downgraded from a hurricane. but goverr chris christie said today the distinction made little difference to badly damaged beach towns. >> those out there who are facing loss, devastation, and a heart-breaking reality that your home may be gone, we're with you. we have a long road ahead of us but i have complete confidence we're going to come out of this better and stronger than before. >> woodruff: there will be much to rebuild. the storm destroyed a large section of the famed atlantic city board walk and farther north 1,000 people had to flee their homes after the water charged over a burm. some people had to be rescued late last night in a town after failing to evacuate. >> i was scared i was going to drown. it was just crazy. i had a hard time getting out of my house. >> reporter: water went up to your neck. >> yes and sometimes over my head. >> woodruff: the giant storm's reach also extended up and down the east coast and far inland. to the north, strong winds and heavy surf did damage in new england. sparks flew from downed power lines in westp
of the other streets ins thein downtown. >> suarez: did most people heed governor christie's request and those cities? >> in atlantic city, yes, they did. you know, there were a few people who didstay anddi who did shelter either at their homes or at one of the last resort shelters that they had in atlantic city. here in ocean city, it actually looks like quite a few people stayed. they're not letting people on the island unless you're with the press or you have a pressing need to get back. buthose who did stbu, i saw a number of people jogging on the board walk today. i'm watching a family ride theis bikes down the street right now. standingre's a lot of hiter and debris from t storm, you know, at leass here right now people seem to be getting back to normal a little bit. >> hsuarez: give us an idea of what kind of damage there is. there are big, permanent aructures like the hotels: and amusement parks and such. but there are also a lot of smaller homes that people visit every summer what's it look like? >> well, right here in ocean isty right now there is a marina damage.ad a lot there's a
jersey, all right. >> reporter: today, new jersey governor chris christie met with residents in sayreville. many he spoke to were in tears. >> i've got nothing left, our memories and everything else, everything's ruined, ruined. >> i know that. it's going to be okay. >> i'm devastated over this, i'm devastated. >> i wanted to come see sayreville today before i see the president this afternoon. i want him to understand that it's not just the jersey shore that's been devastated, but other parts of our state as well that were damaged by the storm surge. he can't be everywhere obviously across the state today. >> woodruff: a short time later, governor christie greeted president obama and federal emergency management agency head craig fugate in atlantic city. the trio toured the storm damage along the coast. >> we're going to have a lot of work to do. i don't want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to get cleaned up overnight. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations. but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as close
the shore, governor christie issued an executive order telling everybody to get off the beach-- his famous phrase-- some people didn't listen and, in fact, they were kind of trap there had right now. some of them have been rescued as well. the governor at this point is talking about lifting some of the travel bans in some select communities, curfews remain in effect in all those communities, however. but for many of these people it's a case of getting to family or friends or shelters and hoping that those necessities will be there for them at that place. >> suarez: was today the day when a lot of people really got to take stock of just what they had lost? their first look at their homes? >> well, it's interesting you should say that, ray, because so many people in the state don't have power it's hard to say how many people know exactly how widespread this damage has been. governor christie took a tour yesterday of the inland areas before his encounter with president obama and he went to a town called sayerville where he went door to door meeting with the people who came out to talk to him,
as it passed through the caribbean. with that in mind, new jersey governor chris christie issued a blunt warning to anyone thinking of riding out the storm. >> this is not a time to be a show-off. this is not a time to be stupid. this is a time to try to save yourself and your family. everybody thinks they're smarter than we are here. maybe they are. but not about this. >> ifill: in new york city officials shut down all transit services and ordered nearly 400,000 people to evacuate low-lying areas. hours before sandy hit, high water blew on to the board walk in battery park at the southern tip of manhattan. high winds also left a construction crane dangling from the top of a 55-story building. even the stock market closed due to weather for the first time in nearly 30 years. it will remain closed tomorrow. the nation's capital followed suit, shutting down public transportation, schools, and federal offices. president obama canceled a campaign rally in florida and flew back to washington, appearing early this afternoon to promise federal help. >> i'm extraordinarily grateful for the coope
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